In January of 2009, the Chinese government halved its tax on cars with small engines (1.6 liters or less). The Chinese State Information Center is announcing that the small vehicle tax, currently at 7.5 percent, will most likely be returned to 10 percent. Will the move hurt new auto sales in China? Momentum in the Read on! →


A small stretch of highway in Texas is making national news and stirring some debate over speed limits. The 41-mile road, which runs between Austin and San Seguin, has an 85 mph speed limit, the fastest in the nation, which some say is unsafe and others insist is awesome. The 85 mph speed limit proves Read on! →


Acura, the luxury division of the Japan-based Honda Motor Co. Ltd, has voluntarily issued a safety recall for all of its 2007 and 2008 TL mid-size sedans. The recall comes as a result of a potential issue that could cause the power steering hoses to leak fluid. Hoses could deteriorate early Acura says that the Read on! →


There is a significant market for after-market automotive fuel additives, but there are varying opinions as to whether such products are necessary. When one considers that most modern gasoline possesses detergents and other additives to help clean away engine deposits, spending extra money on additional fuel additives may seem less than essential. The online knowledge Read on! →


Margaret Dunning, a 102-year-old retiree and philanthropist from Michigan, is an extraordinary woman. Not only does she do her own car repair, she’s managed to keep a 1930 Packard Roadster running since 1949. Margaret Dunning puts a lot of people to shame How many people don’t do their own car repair or maintenance? Most of Read on! →


Not everyone likes to, or can, do their own car repairs and maintenance. Modern lifestyle does dictate that some people just do not have the time to get under the hood, and some people simply do not know a thing about cars except to put it in “D” and step down. However, there are a Read on! →


A Florida judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution protects motorists flashing their headlights to warn approaching vehicles of a speed trap as free speech. Unsolicited early warning When Ryan Kintner, 25, from Lake Mary, Fla., saw a sheriff’s deputy parked with radar gun in hand last August, he did what any member of the Read on! →


Luxury plug-in hybrid maker Fisker Automotive Inc. has gone Hollywood, partnering itself with the “king of the world.” Actor Leonardo DiCaprio of “Titanic” fame has signed on to be a spokesman for the reportedly environmentally friendly Fisker Karma sedan. DiCaprio has participated in fundraising for Fisker, and varying reports indicate that the actor has put Read on! →


The ultra-luxurious Maybach line, a pricey arm of Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, is now officially being discontinued. Although Mercedes had announced earlier that 2012 would be the last year for Maybach, it is now official with the release of its 2013 prices list. Pricy Maybachs have moved slowly There is not a lot of speculation as Read on! →


In most computer-controlled vehicle engines, a mass air flow sensor is a small-yet-important part of the engine. The mass air flow sensor is one of the most common causes for a check engine light. Cleaning or replacing a mass air flow sensor on your own is easier than changing your own oil – and can Read on! →